Electronic Visualization Center By Dan Sandin and Phil Morton Arcadian 2, no. 3 (Jan. 15, 1980): 20.
Electronic Visualization Center, by Dan Sandin and Phil Morton, was published in the January 1980 issue of the Arcadian newsletter for the Bally Arcade/Astrocade. This program was written for Bally BASIC, but also runs without any changes for "AstroBASIC."
Only the last few minutes of this video is dedicated to the Electronic Visualization Center BASIC overview. The majority of this video contains a general history of video art and how it relates to the Bally Arcade.
This is the description for the program from the Arcadian:
"Enlarged letters have cropped up again. This time they are done graphically, as opposed to previous POKE'd versions. In the program, I used BIG LETTERS for the items to be printed where Phil used ARCADIAN HOT SHOT. Lines 129-240 clean up the screen and add the buckshot. Phil has an AXIOM EX-850 video printer which can 'photograph' the screen and provide a reproducible image. Co-Author Phil Morton will be vanning to Alaska this summer and would like to contact Northerners."
This is a comment from the program:
"2 TEXT LINES SCALED BIGGER VIA 'L' VARIABLE..."
The following information about the two programs authors is from Chicago Biographies of an Interactive Life, Walter Phillips Gallery, February 22 - March 17, 1985.
About Dan Sandin
"Inventor and designer of electronic instruments for visual performance and personal growth; developer of educational facilities and programs related to electronic visualization; degrees in nuclear physics; inventor of Image Processor, which has been copied more than 20 times (plans furnished if you send a self-addressed envelope capable of holding 100 pages); engaged in development of a new video synthesizer, the "digital image processor" (DIP); involved in three dimensional computer imaging utilizing integral holography and integral photography; co-developer of Circle Graphics Habitat, a short order educational media house."
"A neuroelectronic artist with digital computer language literacy in ZGRASS and BASIC; patch-programming literacy with analog computers; does real time performance; television program maker; philosopher; recreational vehicle designer; former Associate Professor at the Art Institute of Chicago; builder of high-speed, general purpose analog video computer; desires deep space travel opportunity; currently researching interactive neuroelectronic A/V instruments; sole owner of Video Research Consultants (dedicated to real time aural and visual performance, yearly contract with SIGGRAPH conference); lives with and through the medium conversationally."
This video is broken into several parts, to make viewing it easier for those interested in only certain portions of this video history.
0:00 - Electronic Visualization Center, Overview of Program 1:30 - Electronic Visualization Center, Overview of Authors 6:01 - Electronic Visualization Center, Program Submission Background 11:49 - Electronic Visualization Center, Axiom EX-850 Screen Printouts 24:54 - Electronic Visualization Center - Run 1 with program Loading 26:53 - Electronic Visualization Center - Run 2 28:42 - Electronic Visualization Center - Run 3 30:16 - Electronic Visualization Center - Run 4 31:22 - Electronic Visualization Center - Run 5 33:13 - End Credits
Electronic Visualization Center contains about twenty lines of executable BASIC code. This program is run five times and each run is slightly different. Sometimes the text displayed is different, and sometimes the size is different.